Léon Foucault

1819 - 1868

Léon Foucault

Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (UK: FOO-koh, US: foo-KOH, French: [ʒɑ̃ bɛʁnaʁ leɔ̃ fuko]; 18 September 1819 – 11 February 1868) was a French physicist best known for his demonstration of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Léon Foucault has received more than 226,188 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 47th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Léon Foucault ranks 47 out of 659Before him are Ernst Mach, Pieter Zeeman, Lise Meitner, Wolfgang Pauli, Thomas Young, and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes. After him are Andrei Sakharov, James Chadwick, Christian Doppler, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Wilhelm Wien, and Max Born.

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Among people born in 1819, Léon Foucault ranks 6Before him are Queen Victoria, Gustave Courbet, Jacques Offenbach, Herman Melville, and Clara Schumann. After him are Walt Whitman, Albert, Prince Consort, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, John Ruskin, and Hippolyte Fizeau. Among people deceased in 1868, Léon Foucault ranks 2Before him is Gioachino Rossini. After him are August Ferdinand Möbius, Ludwig I of Bavaria, James Buchanan, Mongkut, William T. G. Morton, August Schleicher, David Brewster, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Mihailo Obrenović, and Franz Berwald.

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In France

Among people born in France, Léon Foucault ranks 218 out of 4,109Before him are Guy of Lusignan (1150), Philip III of France (1245), Honoré Daumier (1808), Charles Fourier (1772), Catherine Deneuve (1943), and Stéphane Mallarmé (1842). After him are Philip I of France (1052), Charles Gounod (1818), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), and John II of France (1319).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Léon Foucault ranks 7Before him are André-Marie Ampère (1775), Pierre Curie (1859), Henri Becquerel (1852), Henry Cavendish (1731), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), and Louis de Broglie (1892). After him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), and Hippolyte Fizeau (1819).

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